This week, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board) learned that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is ordering the County to move from Safer at Home Level 1 to Level 2 on the state’s dial dashboard, as a result of rising COVID case counts and positivity rates within the County over the past several weeks.
Public health officials monitor case counts and positivity rates, along with hospitalization trends, to determine whether the spread of COVID is rising, falling or holding steady, and whether a new public health order or shift in the state’s dial framework are warranted. As of Monday, Oct. 26, Arapahoe County’s COVID incidence rate is 299.47 and the positivity rate is 6.95%; both numbers have increased significantly since early September.
CDPHE’s changes will go into effect Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m., and the County will provide a status report to the agency in about two weeks.
Visit this link to read the official press release from Arapahoe County.
As Colorado starts to experience colder months, the state is looking for ways to provide guidance for restaurants and events to safely provide temporary structures for people to eat outdoors. Depending on the erection or construction of these spaces, and the available ventilation, they will be considered an indoor or outdoor setting and must follow the appropriate capacity requirements. To learn more, view the CDPHE pdf document which outlines the guidance restaurants must follow to provide a safe environment for their customers to eat in these temporary structures.
Stress affects everyone, particularly small businesses. We could all use some support. Energize Colorado has partnered with the CU Denver School of Psychology to bring you a free stress management course taught by the experts.
Register for the free course here
Stress Management for Small Businesses offers small group courses focused on giving you techniques to better meet all of life’s challenges. Led by the CU Denver Department of Psychology and held virtually via secure and private meetings, you’ll learn tools & techniques relevant to owning or leading a small business. Each course will include four weekly sessions with a group of 5-7 participants and 2-3 experts leading the session.
Each course includes four sessions:
- Week 1: Becoming Aware – How stress impacts you
- Week 2: Stress Busters – Techniques
- Week 3: Coping – Resources & Strategies
- Week 4: Strategies – Prioritization & Social Support
The first session begins on Wednesday, Oct 7th!
Find a course that works for you:
- Wednesday Evenings 5:00-6:30 PM – Dates: Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28
- Thursday Lunch Hour 11:30 AM – 1 PM – Dates: Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29
- Wednesday Evenings 5:00-6:30 PM – Dates: Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, *Dec 2
- Thursday Lunch Hour 11:30 AM – 1 PM – Dates: Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, *Dec 3 (*skips Thanksgiving week)
Energize Colorado also offers resources designed to support people along with a range of experiences: those feeling uncomfortable in these new circumstances, those facing immediate challenges, and those in crisis. We offer wellness resources, connections to mental health professionals offering free and low-cost therapy/coaching, as well as crisis information on our website.
If you have an urgent need or are in extreme emotional distress or thinking of ending your own life, please call 911 or contact the Colorado Crisis Services Hotline either by calling 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or via text by texting TALK to 38255 or find a walk-in center on their website, www.coloradocrisisservices.org
Alpine Buick GMC opened its third Colorado location – a luxury two-story Buick and GMC dealership offering new vehicle sales, previously-owned sales and service. The 52,000-square-foot Littleton dealership is located at 3106 W. County Line Road near the intersection of US 85/Santa Fe Drive and C-470. It will employ 85 sales and service professionals.
Sitting on 6 acres, the state-of-the-art facility will feature hundreds of new and previously owned cars for sale. Nearly one-third of the dealership is reserved as a showroom for new car sales and its new service department features twenty-five service bays and an attached car wash.
“This location has been on the drawing board for five years and the final product is even better than we imagined,” says Alpine Buick GMC Owner and President Ivette Dominguez. “The warm, inviting design allows for a new kind of car buying experience and we have added more staff to deliver a level of service unmatched in the area.”
A three-time winner of GM’s highest award for service, Alpine’s new location will focus on the customer experience. Guests waiting for service can access free Wi-Fi and use charging stations in a spacious waiting area that allows for both comfort and social distancing. A 4,500-square-foot rooftop deck with lounge and a firepit is open for community events and sales appointments.
Round 1 of the Littleton CARES Non-Profit Assistance grant is complete and checks have been awarded to all eligible applicants, leaving $39,000 in the fund. The city is opening Round 2 of the application process beginning Monday, October 5 at noon. The application closes Friday, October 9 at noon. Grants may be awarded up to $10,000 and will be based on annual budget and economic injury, this program is open to non-profits holding a 501c(3), 501c(4), or 501c(6) status. For more information and to apply, visit the Littleton CARES Non-profit Assistance page.